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>> >> announcer: this is al jazeera hello. welcome to the newshour, from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes - iraq's prime minister nouri al-maliki calls for a state of emergency as fighters seize a second town and threaten to march on baghdad. iran vows to fight terrorism in neighbouring iraq. the u.s. resumes drone attacks in pakistan - the first this year. kick-off in brazil. anger over world cup costs keep
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protesters off the streets. welcome to the programme. iran's president says his government will fight what he calls terrorism in iraq. hassan rouhani didn't go into detail about how iran would get involved. military forces are struggling to combat fighters. they captured mosul and tikrit from the government. we can join imran khan in the capital baghdad. it's about this time imran that parliament is sitting and nouri al-maliki is asking for a state of emergency. >> that's right. the parliament session is about to begin, which is what we heard from state television in baghdad. it's a crucial meeting. an emergency session of parliament declared a few days
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ago. prime minister nouri al-maliki wants a state of emergency giving him sweeping powers. it's unclear whether he'll visit the parliament and meet with the parliamentarians. he's not technically - he doesn't technically have to be there. several sunni politicians insisted that he put his case forward. he's under a tremendous amount of pressure, a meeting that began 9:30 wednesday night, and went late into thursday morning. it was an extraordinary meeting, the leaders of all the key political parties. it was the first time the guys have been in a room for four years, and he wanted this state of emergency to be pushed through. he was trying to build a consensus, by all the sources we had, telling us he was not able to build a consensus. all eyes are on the parliamentary meeting. >> he had a rough ride.
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the parliamentarians will be looking behind their shoulders to see what is going on across iraq and see how they'll react in parliament this afternoon. >> that's absolutely right. we'll bring you up to date with a couple of key developments. in mosul, they have quietened down significantly. there was a military parade by i.s.i.l. fighters, showing off the fact that they captured the city, removed check posts, brought down walls and told people to go back to work. they are encouraging people to get back out on the streets. shops are opening. i.s.i.l. fighters are insisting that they secure the city and people go ba their daily -- about their daily business. there's an ideological divide. i.s.i.l. is islamic state of iraq and levant. it's not one homogenous group,
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but made up of several groups, a key group that is inside mosul that managed to take it over is a group - basically is a group of sunni armed groups fighting for a long title. they are putting up banners, making and putting up banners. it's what i.s.i.l. fighters want which is an islamic state. >> it's a developing situation and we'll cam back to you. the i.s.i.l. is fighting to establish a strict islamic state. the i.s.i.l. is led by abu bacar badadi and is known as ruthless. his early life is unclear. it's thought he had a p hd in the islamic university. he was captured by u.s. forces in 2005, it was thought he was a
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teacher. it's not known when he moved to a violent ideology, but he joined al qaeda and became a leader. i.s.i.l. splintered from al qaeda, and fighters are engaged in battles against iraq and syria. let's find out more from beirut. rula, the ramifications of the sunni led group taking over swathes of iraq, it's going to reverberate where you are. >> everywhere you go in beirut people are asking what is going on, who is behind it and what will it mean tore syria and lebanon. on one hand they feel escalation or deterioration in the relationship between the sunni community could reflect negatively. half the population here is split between sunni and shias.
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in the past few years a lot of tensions and fighting on the street. there's that concern. on the other hand people are split in - on one hand they pore santa barbara and iran like he's and the community. on the other hand you have the people marching, supporting the syrian opposition, and, of course, very much anti-iran and nouri al-maliki government. they feel that this is a blow to iran, and they are satisfied. they feel this could weaken that alliance, that protected presence for santa barbara. >> we are getting news that the iranian president is saying that he would - his forces would also help iraq in their moment of need, and it's not clear as to what form that help will take. what sort of reaction do you think there'll be to that in beirut. >> the statement was a bit vague, saying at any appropriate moment iran would interfere,
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intervene to fight the radical group. there's no specific timing and no specific information on how be intervene. in lebanon, those that support hezbollah, will feel it's necessary to support the terrorist group. if you look at march 14th supporters, the future-led movement, as i said, on one hand they feel a bit satisfied that iran got this blow. they feel it's in the just a blow against the iraqi government, but the alliance between rain, the iraqi government and that of bashar al-assad. we heart people in beirut talking about a sunni revolution against the alliance of iraq and nouri al-maliki alliance. they are already perceiving this as a rift, and in no way rejoicing at the fact that the sunni groups are threatening
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baghdad and overthrowing the government of nouri al-maliki. any statement like this from the iranian officials would help and enforce the versions, two different versions of perspective of how people follow the developments in iraq. >> we have seen a huge number of refugees. internally displaced moving out of the province, looking for sanctuary. perhaps moving into your direction. lebanon is strained really. even just coming from syria. more from iraq is a real twb. >> yes, but we don't expect iraqis to read lebanon. they have to travel through tushulent syria. most go through kurdistan. these scenes vibrate in lebanon
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and people can identify. they were refugees, when they fled their own civil war. they see this as another sign that this region could go in flames at any moment. iraq was not dramatic. people here are gearing up for a good summer. they expect tourists from the gulf states to come back to lebanon, after they felt there was a reegeonnal decision and international push to stablilize lebanon, neutralize it from the crisis in syria and safe guard it from what is happening in syria. now this thing is happening in iraq. people are worried. lebanese businessmen have businesses in kurdistan and iraq. iraq is a rich country and a lot of oil businesses. people are benefitting. people are concerned, as you say.
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thank you rula, joining us from beirut. the u.s. says it's intensifying training of the iraqi ministry after the fall of mosul. the desertion of troops raised questions about washington's strategy in the region. >> reporter: this were few specifics at the state department about what the u.s. can or will do now that the islamic state of iraq and levant is on the march in iraq. >> you can expect we will provide additional assistance to the iraqi government to combat threat from i.s.i.l. i'm not in a position to outline it. >> reporter: the administration was not in a position to assess the disease. mosul is a pivot ol moment. u.s. foreign policy is underpinned by the use of force will lead to a favourable outcome, and the arming of local forces would secure the outcome once the u.s. lease.
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both are brought into question with the fall of mosul. >> on capitol hill. the main foreign policy is whether it was a show of weakness transferring five taliban soldiers for one u.s. u.s.'s ambassador to syria was giving interviews on how more aid should have been sent into the region. >> i strongly advocate identifying reliable groups - we have a good idea who some might be and giving them the wherewithal, cash, ammunition. >> reporter: some querfe whether policy -- question whether policy makers are really observing what is happening in iraq. >> instead of thinking what a mistake it is to militarize extremists, instead of seeing them as mistakes, calling it off and getting soars about
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diplomacy, even with people we don't like. instead of doing the call all over washington is supporting more and more weapons into the conflict zones. >> the debate is under way on whether to send more weaponry to iraq or replace the government. >> what is not discussed is whether past policy is responsible for what is happening in iraq, and whether it's time for a different approach. >> now, the turkish government says for now it will not intervene in iraq, after 80 turkish citizens have been kidnapped by the i.s.i.l. the captures including diplomats and children. >> translation: any harm to citizens and staff will not be left unanswered. nobody should test turkey's strength. we are engaged in crisis management considering our citizen's security, it should not be misunderstood.
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>> two attacks in the north-west. 16 killed in north waziristan in the first strikes since november. it happened days after the attack on the pakistani airport, leaving 32 dead and the future of peace talks in doubt. pakistan asked the u.s. to suspend drone strikes to allow dialogue with the taliban. >> let's cross to our correspondent in islamabad. he's been following event. the attack has potential for taliban fatalities, there's news coming out that some leaders had been killed in the attack. >> they are coming from tribal sources and not waziristan saying that several commanders were killed in the u.s. drone strike. the pakistani foreign office has reacted strongly by saying that this is a violation of the
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country's sovereignty and territorial integrity and did little to help pakistan achieve peace in the region and pakistan. the pakistan foreign office condemning the attack. as you mentioned, is it happening after a hiatus of six months, the u.s. suspended the strikes after the pakistan's asked the u.s. to stop the sights. indeed, a strong condemnation from the foreign office. some sources saying that senior commanders were killed. they have made no comment and are not conforming the death of the commanders. >> another story developing out of the country is the movements of former president mooush af, a
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court said he could leave the country, he's op charges of treeson, what do we know about that. >> the court said his name should be taken off the exit control list, and gave the government 15 days to appeal in the supreme court. within the 15 days it's unlikely that musharraf would be allowed to move. the decision will be made by the government itself. it was up to the courts to decide how it is once again in a government score. >> we'll see what happens. thanks to islamabad. >> that's drone strikes at the large scpes busiest -- and busiest airport in karachi. the families of those who died are demanding answers. >> reporter: minutes before the attack on pakistan's busiest
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airport. this man called his brother, saying he was finishing his flight engineering shift and would be home soon. minutes later his brother watched the attack unfold on tv. he went to the hospital. >> he went from one gate to another. my legs started shivering. i recognise him by his boots. those shoes i bought for him. >> he was gone, but it appeared he died a hero, pushing colleagues out of the line of fire. >> it's a difficult time for us. we can't do anything. i feel like he'll be here any minute. i can't believe he's gone. i hold the government responsible for failing to protect him. the family is not alone in their anger. many of the relatives accuse the airport authority of neglect. several people died in a cold
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storage unit. they were trying to hide from the attackers. no one came to her rescue. the attack was one of the most audacious in years. for more than 10 years, army headquarters and other areas were attacked in an attempt to destabilize the country. the movement is splintering. both local and international groups claimed responsibility for the attack. >> the attackers seem to be foreign nationals. we think by looking at the features that they could have been uz becks. >> it's believed a few hundred uz becks attacked. u.s. drones bombed area - the first this year. >> pakistani taliban was suspended after inflighting. political pressure on the
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government. with it comes the risk of reprisal. the family says it's time for action. >> translation: all this talk of negotiation is useless. there needs to be military action. the talibanizition is toxic. >> his brother's heroism left a mark on his brother. >> i'd do the same hing. >> reporter: willing to sacrifice it all. staying in the region, afghanistan's presidential candidates finished the campaigns against the run off. abdullah abdullah and ashraf ghani will have to wait until july to find out who won the vote. >> reporter: in the air and on the campaign trail with abdullah abdullah. the presidential hopeful has led a busy campaign across the country, travelling to several provinces in a single day.
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wherever he goes, he's greeted by large crowds. he told supporters he's confident he'll win. >> translation: most of the afghan people voted for my team in the first round. they'll vote for us in the second. we'll be in your service, we know your demand and promise to help you. whether it's electricity or water we'll help. >> reporter: last week a suicide attacker attacked the convoy he was travelling in, killing such. that has not deterred abdullah abdullah. he kept to his schedule. this is not his first attempt at the presidency. in 2009 he challenged president hamid karzai as an independent candidate after he resigned as his foreign minister three years earlier. he same second and has been an outspoken critic of his former boss. >> this time around his bid for
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afghanistan's top job is better than expected. >> as far as the campaign is concerned. apart from the suicide attack on the convoy. it is going well. it's unbelievably more than everybody's anticipation. throughout the country, in the momentum that the campaign has picked up. as far as campaign is concerned we are not complaining. >> his win is far from certain, seen as an ethnic logic, it's not known if the largest ethnic group will back him in the run-off. police in south korea are continuing their hunt for fugitive billionaire believed to be the owner of the ferry that sank in april, killing more than
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300 people. police suspect he may be hiding in a church compound and are searching the area for a second day. they have been after him for weeks. a reward of half a million has been offered for information on his whereabouts. harry fawcett has more from south of the capital seoul. >> police reinforcements arriving late in the day on day two, at this enormous operation south of seoul. the reason that police are searching this place is that it bebelongs to the evangelical church. the de facto owner of the sewol, the ferry that sank with the loss of 600 people. he's been on the run. it's thought his evasion of capture has been master minded behind the gates. they are going in looking for anyone that might help him or
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lead to his capture. six arrested, one for obstructing police, five, we are told by members of the church because they travelled south to where it's thought he might have been hiding out, and are suspected of assisting him in his evasion of capture. police and prosecutors are tight lipped about what they found or haven't found behind the gates. we have seen people from the local council suspecting building practices. with all of this energy and resources going into the hunt and the pressure from the president among others, they'll need to turn up more than an infraction of building practices when this draws to a close. >> more to come on the al jazeera newshour. the crisis in eastern ukraine - how it is overwhelming some small towns. >> coming up in sport. a weight of expectation. brazil's football team prepares for a world cup kick off against
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croatia. china announced a plan to fight what it calls a war against pollution. it wants coordination between eight government agencies to enforce standard across the country. they call on local government enterprises to take precautions in the summer to help with pollution. the environment campaign began in march. hundreds of companies have been fined. well, talk of china and the environment - the weather doesn't look too good. some people are worried about the pollution in the north. in the south it's rain we have to deal with. if we look at the pictures currently from the province, we can see how bad some of that blooding will be. it's not the amount of rain that has fallen from the sky, but in
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places it collected up to 1.5 metres in debt. it meant some villagers had to be evacuated by boat. >> we'll see more rain, but it is pulling to the south. if we look at the satellite the cloud is in the extreme southern parts of china and the heavier rain is through parts of vietnam. it sweeps through the philippines into taiwan. this is the reason we see most of the rain. over taiwan will be heavy. this area of low pressure will be a feature of your weather. that is going to generate strong winds. it's the rain that will cause a problem. we can expect to see flooding in taiwan. meanwhile, further moth there has been rain for some of us in japan. you see the latest sad light showing the rain, pushing north
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wards. it's pulling away towards the north. ukraine is struggling to cope with tens of thousands of displaced people forced to leave their homes in the east. most are escaping from slovyansk. kim vinnell reports from a smaller city trying to deal with the influx. >> when they fled, they left with the clothes on their back. they lived beneath a tactical position for separatist fighters. when their house was shelled, they knew it was time to leave. now they live in a soviet camp. >> translation: we had to go away to this place, to this hovel to live. we left everything, our home we built up. how do we do this, where do we go? >> translation: we are left without a house, a job, money. >> reporter: 200 people live in the camp, all refugees.
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the city here agree now lies in ruins. this is usually a holiday destination with a population of 5,000. now almost 25,000 people are calling this place home. among them 1,000 children have been separated from their parents for a chance to escape the violence. 8-year-old jarislav told me his mother tyke him to the -- took him to the camp, dropped him off and went back to slovyansk. the children are used in empty camps usually used for summer holidays. games keep them distracted. many like this 16-year-old find it difficult to forget what they escaped. >> it was unreal. i was so scared. there were bombings, you walk along. here you live peacefully. i don't like to think about when will a bomb fall op me. >> katia's mother has barely
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been ability speak to her with phone lines down. all the children wait for news from homes, homes that will be different if they return. >> u.n. peacekeepers have been killed in a suicide car bomb in northern mali, at the rebel held kidal area. 10 were injured. the government declared war on tuareg separatists after rebels launched an offensive in the city, killing soldiers and civilians. still to come - everything is recycled, none of it is green. we report from a dumping ground in ghana, described as the most toxic place on earth. alone and afraid. some of the children making their way across the border in italy. in sport, the new york rangers keep the stanley cup
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alive. action from the n.h.l. coming up later on the programme.
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>> welcome back, you are watching al jazeera's newshour. iran's president says his government will fight terrorism in neighbouring iraq. struggling to combat fighters from islamic state of iraq and levant. the group has captured two major cities from the government, including mosul and tikrit. violence forced half a million to leave their homes in mosul.
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the vast majority tried to cross into the kurdish region the northern iraq. the u.s. says it's intensifying the training of irane military after the fall of mosul and is speeding up shipmentments of military equipment to counter threats from i.s.i.l. >> more from iraq. two major cities have been taken over by a splinter group. a spokesman from islamic state of iraq and levant orders its people to attack baghdad. they say baghdad is the allah fat and -- calafat and calls for fighters to march to callet bar. the i.s.i.l.'s goal is to create an islamic state linking syria and iraq. the latest move has them closing in on the capital baghdad,